Keyon Dooling, former NBA star and current assistant coach of the Utah Jazz, was arrested after being involved in the case of 18 former basketball league players who swindled $2.5 million in a fraude to the NBA pension and health system.
Dooling served for six years as vice president of the National Basketball Players Association. (National Association of Basketball Players), a position where he carried out the fraud along with 18 other former players.
“It is a case related to his time with the National Basketball Players Association, prior to joining our organization. Due to the ongoing legal process, we will refrain from making any further comments,” said the Jazz, who have to face the Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, in a statement.
Keyon Dooling was selected by the Orlando Magic and traded to the Los Angeles Clippers at number 10 in the first round of the 2000 Draft. after being a great player for two years at the University of Missouri. Players like Kenyon Martin, Darius Miles, Hedo Turkoglu, Jamal Crawford, among others, were in that draft.
Dooling, 41, played 728 games and averaged just 7 points and 2 assists per game in which he wore the uniforms of Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies until his retirement in 2013.
Among the list of former players who are accused of cheating the NBA benefits plan are Terrence Williams, Tony Allen, Glen Davis, Sebastian Telfair. Alan Anderson, Antoine Wright or Darius Miles. The former NBA have been charged in federal court in New York with an alleged health insurance fraud scheme to defraud millions of dollars from the league’s benefit plan.
According to the grand jury indictment, they allegedly participated in a scheme that they carried out from at least 2017 through around 2020 to defraud the NBA Players Health and Welfare Benefits Plan.
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